Histon FC survive after debt amnesty by former directors

Histon FC

Histon have survived a financial scare after former directors agreed to write off money they are owed by the club.

Former chief executive Allen Soraff won a court case to redeem funds from the club last week.

And the Stutes, fearful that a string of former employees could follow suit,

But Histon, who are currently 20th in the table, say they can "now look forward with cautious optimism".

In a statement, the club continued: "The previous directors have now agreed verbally and provided written letters of intent, to write off those potential liabilities and therefore, subject to the completion of the necessary legal documentation, the club is now in a position to move forward.

"The club would like to thank all previous directors for showing their generosity, good will and co-operation in agreeing to set aside any future claim to funds they have provided to the club during the past 20 years."

Soraff, who left Histon in June 2010, has insisted he would not demand the money he was owed if it meant the future of the club was at risk.

Histon will be in action on Saturday when they host second-placed Chester, a club regenerated after their own financial problems.

However, attendances have been dwindling at the Glassworld Stadium, with only 177 watching last week's FA Trophy tie against Boreham Wood.

Since the heights of an FA Cup second-round victory over Leeds United and reaching the Blue Square Premier play-offs in the 2008-09 season, Histon